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2,988 35,180 Canadian newbie
by Peruano
Aug 18, 2022 9:33:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

202 1,831 Download movie clip on "Portal Page"?
by amygdule
Aug 18, 2022 10:55:32 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 8 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

5,590 69,857 Mystery Rock? Disclaimer: No qualitative analysis done
by thisislandearth
Aug 18, 2022 10:39:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 4 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,854 52,769 Vibe Only Batch - All South Dakota Rocks
by ashley
Aug 18, 2022 11:45:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 14 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

Sub-board: Creating Cabochons Tutorials

11,743 158,198 three plus one
by stardiamond
Aug 18, 2022 11:53:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 1 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

4,988 62,946 Nontraditional Wraps and Necklaces Almost Done
by rockjunquie
Aug 18, 2022 11:04:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,013 14,318 Silver Rose Tutuorial
by hummingbirdstones
Aug 15, 2022 21:40:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

357 4,967 Lortone 33B Motor in the UK
by As I in does tries!
Jul 27, 2022 15:06:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.) - 1 Viewing

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,663 25,069 Ideas for christmas presents
by mohs
Aug 18, 2022 9:52:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

114 1,631 Facets on a kidney stone?
by rockjunquie
Aug 11, 2022 7:19:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

163 2,785 need help, first sphere
by vegasjames
Jul 14, 2022 18:01:56 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

716 5,402 Shimmer on quartz?
by Lumberlegs
Aug 17, 2022 19:49:09 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 11 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

13,649 148,769 What to do with nephrite jade boulders?
by Rockoonz
Aug 18, 2022 8:24:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 1 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,281 64,989 When to know your saw blade is dead and buried
by greig
Aug 18, 2022 9:40:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,103 25,442 And so it begins...
by goldfinder
Aug 18, 2022 11:43:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,557 43,807 daza gneiss,,,
by mohs
Aug 18, 2022 9:29:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,182 13,128 Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Grand Rapids
by liveoak
Aug 13, 2022 6:01:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 2 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,143 26,215 Wisconsin Petrified Wood?
by victor1941
Aug 18, 2022 9:59:55 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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No New Posts Member Photography - 4 Viewing

A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,949 137,008 Wallpaper for the rock tumbler
by ashley
Aug 13, 2022 20:51:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

796 27,587 *~OPEN~* Cab Contest, August 2022 Theme: Curves!
by rockbrain
Aug 15, 2022 22:11:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 7 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,863 34,008 Re-visiting the Rißbach region up to the Rißbach weir.
by hummingbirdstones
Aug 18, 2022 10:00:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,367 11,285 Blairrock
by stardiamond
Aug 11, 2022 18:44:33 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 1 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,616 30,940 Flats, Crystals,Tumble,cutting rough
by bstone
Aug 18, 2022 9:13:32 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 8 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,231 169,155 LIGHT
by 1dave
Aug 18, 2022 12:01:51 GMT -5


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